Biden: We’re Going to Target Pro-Gun Lawmakers, It’s Just That Simple
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Vice President Joe “Double Barrels to the Sky” Biden didn’t mince words last week when he made comments on the future of gun control at the federal level.
According to POLITICO, “If Congress doesn’t act, we’ll fight for a new Congress,” Biden said as he swore in B. Todd Jones to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. “It’s that simple. But we’re going to get this done.”
This marks the first time Biden has brought up the issue in recent months after several gun control initiatives failed on the Senate floor back in April. This included a so called “compromise bill” on universal background checks.
Biden’s announcement came just before the president signed two executive orders last week. One banning the re-importation of military guns (essentially banning the import of the M1 Garands in Korea) and also proposed stricter requirements for NFA items purchased through trusts.
B. Todd Jones will become the ATF’s first confirmed director in almost 7 years.
According to POLITICO,
Finally with a confirmed director, Biden said the ATF will be able to function effectively for the first time in years.
“They’ve been, in my view, over the last period of time been marginalized, or attempted to be marginalized by the process, but no longer.”
Jones, a former U.S. attorney for Minnesota, was confirmed July 31 after a months-long delay.